- Helpful for choosing exactly what to install
- Testing KDE from an Ubuntu installation is very simple
If you are a user of Ubuntu 13.04 and you want to try the Workspaces and applications de KDE without having to download the installation DVD KubuntuAll you have to do is open a console and run — depending on what you want to install — one of the three commands listed below.
KDE Plasma Desktop
KDE Plasma Desktop is the KDE workspace for desktops. If you are curious to see what it looks like Plasmaplatforms, kde desktop, without installing just anything else, then you have to execute the following command:
sudo apt-get install kde-plasma-desktop
Once the installation is complete, you will find KDE Plasma Desktop as an option on the welcome screen.
If you want to also try some of the KDE applications, like Kate, Akregator, Ark, Gwenview, Kamera, KMail, KMix, Dragon Player and a long etcetera, then you have to install the "kde-standard" package, which is done with the following command:
sudo apt-get install kde-standard
The complete experience
If what you want is to enjoy one hundred percent of the experience that KDE provides, with all the benefits of the workspace, its applications and its development platform, then the package that you have to install on your system is "kde-full" :
sudo apt-get install kde-full
Depending on what we install, the size of the download will be more or less large, being just a few megabytes if we only install KDE Plasma Desktop, approximately double if we perform the standard installation and around 600 MB if we do the installation complete.